“Aprons: Memories from the Past”
Tue, 03/27/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
McMenamin's Old St. Francis School
700 NW Bond
About the Event
“If we listen to the stories that aprons tell, we can learn about women’s historical roles, fashion trends, and twentieth century American culture,” says Bobbe Schafer. Just how is what Ms. Schafer, using slides of vintage apron styles and her collection of historical aprons, will share at the March 27 History Pub at McMenamins Old St. Francis School in Bend. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m., and the program will start at 7:00 p.m.
History Pub, a monthly beer and history experience at McMenamins Old St. Francis School, is sponsored by the Deschutes County Historical Society, the Oregon Encyclopedia, and McMenamins. Attendance is free, and attendees hear lively local and regional history while they enjoy a frosty pint or two of handcrafted ale.
Presented by: Bobbe Schafer
Bobbe Schafer has been an interpretive naturalist, a librarian, and a folk art historian, and now is a designer and creator of aprons. She has a large collection of apron patterns and over 300 aprons from the past. She has created memorable presentations for retirement communities, assisted living facilities, libraries, museums, women’s groups, quilting and sewing groups, and now the History Pub. Don’t miss her different perspective on the past!
Registration not required. Program begins at 7 pm, doors open at 6 pm.